I received a copy of A DAY AND A LIFE by Penelope Wilcock, part of “the Hawk and the Dove” series, from Lion Fiction via Kregel in exchange for an honest review. I have read other books in this series, and I must say each book gets better and better. I keep becoming more invested in the characters.
A DAY AND A LIFE focuses on two monks, Brother Cedd and Brother Colin. They live at St. Alcuin’s Monastary, where they question if they will ever find their place as God has intended. I love reading about their feelings of self-doubt. No, I’m not a horrible person like that (I hope!). Rather, it feels real. Everyone struggles with doubt at different times in their life, and these two show that even monks are human.
Part of what I love best about this series is how Penelope Wilcock paints us a beautiful realistic image of monastic life. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading other books about monks (although I was told by someone that REDWALL shows monk life well. Um…this series is realistic. REDWALL is about talking animals).
I highly recommend all of the books in “the Hawk and the Dove” series to fans of historic fiction and Christian fiction.